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  • Plantable Retaining Wall
  • ebuild (9/21/2009)
  • A modified version of the company's Square Foot segmental retaining wall system, units in the Versa-Green Plantable Wall System feature a 6-inch-deep plantable core and a groove across the top for irrigation tubing; a drip irrigation nozzle can be placed in each unit containing plants. The concrete units weigh 70 pounds and cover a square foot of wall space. The system can be installed up to 3 1/2 feet tall. 800-770-4525.
  • Right as Rain
  • BUILDING PRODUCTS Magazine (5/7/2009)
  • Water-conserving landscaping is no longer reserved for dusty yards in Southwestern states. As more developers and landscape architects foresee water shortages for even historically rain-rich regions, they're designing private lawns and common spaces with deep-rooted native plants that thrive with minimal watering. And they're investing in computer-regulated irrigation devices that deliver the precise amount of moisture needed to sustain each plant--and not a drop more.
  • Featuring VERSA-LOK Retaining Walls 'Tier-Ful' Project Featuring VERSA-LOK Retaining Wall Wins First-Place National Design Award
  • ebuild (8/6/2007)
  • About 2,000 square feet of VERSA-LOK Standard retaining wall units in a chestnut blend color were used for the walls, raised patio base, columns and stairs throughout the project. Nearly 2,000 square feet of Willow Creek paving stones in a matching chestnut blend color were used for the paved surfaces--Circlestone for the sunken fire pit and raised dining area and random-pattern Cobblestone for the remaining paved areas.
  • Tough as Rocks
  • PUBLIC WORKS MAGAZINE (5/15/2007)
  • While riprap offers effective protection against high-flow water events, there are long-term safety issues to consider such as risk of damage and injury to vehicles, passengers, and pedestrians; Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) provide a safer alternative.
  • It's an excellent showcase for our products and a terrific tool for landscape architects and designers VERSA-LOK stars in a new retaining walls book
  • ebuild (1/30/2007)
  • VERSA-LOK is exclusively featured in a new full-length idea and installation book on retaining walls from Schiffer Publishing. The 128-page Building Outdoor Environments with Retaining Walls, released this month, includes a brief installation guide on segmental retaining walls, followed by pages and pages of color images of VERSA-LOK walls in a variety of settings.
  • VERSA-LOK Bronco is an attractive heavyweight time-saver for contractor.
  • ebuild (1/30/2007)
  • For contractor Arvid Jereczek, building a segmental retaining wall using traditional 82-pound VERSA-LOK units is child's play. Building a wall with VERSA-LOK's new 4,500-pound Bronco SRW system, however, presented a whole different challenge. But after completing his first Bronco wall, the Eau Claire, WI, contractor can't wait to get started on his next one. "I wish we would have had them about four years ago," Jereczek enthused.

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